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New Layer Stamp Color Mixing Technique

Welcome to the Altenew Build-A-Flower: Bellflower hop where you’ll find loads of inspiration and chances to win a gift card to shop Altenew!

If you made your way here from Cheryl Espie’s blog, then you’re right on track. If you’d like to hop back to the beginning, start at the Altenew Card Blog.

I have 3 cards to share today featuring Layer Stamp Color Mixing!

First, let’s take a closer look at the available bundles. Build-A-Flower: Bellflower is available as a Stamp & Die Bundle or Stamp, Die, & Ink Bundle.

Build-A-Flower: Bellflower
Build-A-Flower: Bellflower Ink Bundle

Altenew offers a Build-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan. When signed up, you are guaranteed a monthly BAF release and will receive a set each month – at a specially discounted price! ($35.00 →$29.99)

Let’s get crafty! All the details, ink colors, etc. are in my video above so I won’t repeat everything in the blog.

Fanciful Background Panels

It’s rare that I start with a background panel. Typically the background and sentiment are afterthoughts for me, but not this time. A modern sunset graphic on Pinterest inspired these.

A mix of color blocking, washi tape, and stencil work bring these backgrounds to life. They remind me scenes out of The Lorax by Dr. Seuss.

After creating the Snapdragon and Coral Bliss panel I shuffled through my color swatch cards and chose Altenew Sweet Dreams Crisp Dye Inks color family for my Bellflowers.

Layer Stamp Color Mixing

Once I had created the Bamboo panel, I felt I needed some green in my flowers, but didn’t want to completely change my color family. So I decided to stamp only the base layer in Bamboo and stamp the other layers with Sweet Dreams.

I thought it was positively magical how the hue of the flowers changed. So, I stamped more with Coral Bliss as the base layer and created a 3rd background panel.

Other Elements

  • Altenew Fine Alphabet Dies | YOU, HI, & HBD
  • Altenew Sentiment Strips Stamp Set
  • Altenew Stone Wall Stencil
  • Nuvo Ebony Crystal Drops

I had a blast layer stamp color mixing and I do hope you give it a try. Just remember your color wheel principles. Choose colors next to each other, not across from each other so that you don’t end up with brown. Though color mixing to achieve brown may be just the thing once Autumn comes to town!

Thank you

I’d like to thank you for stopping by and for all the wonderful comments, feedback, and support on my Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube channels.

Your feedback on YouTube has been especially helpful as I’m honing my skills and channels to bring you content that’s helpful and inspiring! Let me know in the comments below what you’d like to see!

If you haven’t already subscribed, I’d love it if you did and if you would share my channels with your crafty friends. I have a Pinterest pic above perfect for saving and sharing.

Thank you Altenew for inviting me to design for this hop and for your ever generous giveaways to all our readers!!


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win.

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 8/10/2019.


Next Stop

I’m bringing up the rear as the last stop on the hop. So if you started here at my blog, definitely head back to the beginning at the Altenew Card Blog so you don’t miss out!

Altenew Card Blog
Svitlana Shayevich
Therese Calvird
Virginia Lu
Sveta Fotinia
Laurie Willison
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Caly Person
Mindy Eggen
Nenette S. Madero
Jaycee Gaspar
Ashlea Cornell
Jenny Colacicco
Cheryl Espie
Amber Rain Davis <<< That’s a wrap!

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  1. Louise Charlton says:

    Very different and beautiful cards!

  2. Bridget Haig says:

    OMG!! I love your cards.

  3. Hi Amber 🙂 Just what a thought….fun and whimsical flowers!!! Your color palettes are a perfect match! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. Bonnie Johnson says:

    Vibrant, beautiful bellflowers with amazing card backgrounds. Truly inspirational.

  5. Aimee Phillips says:

    So amazing how different this flower can look by just changing the ink colors. You created some stunning cards. Definitely an amazing way to end this blog hop. Great new release and inspiration from all.

  6. Anneleise Hampson says:

    A lovely use of stamp Color mixing.

  7. Kathy Dippner says:

    Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing all of your great tips and tricks today.

  8. Jenrescuemama says:

    Wow – your backgrounds give the traditional flower a modern look. I love it!

  9. Lisa Byers says:

    Beautiful cards!! Love the designs!! Thank you for sharing!!

  10. This new Build-A-Flower, Bellflower set is gorgeous! Your card designs are fabulous Amber, love the bold colors you chose, the addition of the washi tape and the clever way you cover portion of your stamped sentiment. You did an amazing job showcasing this new set.As always thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Jeanne Beam says:

    Wonderful cards! Love the colors…
    Thanks for sharing.

  12. I love the card designs.

  13. Shawn Wenrich says:

    What stunning cards to finish the blog hop, I adore your work and I’m definitely subscribing to see more!

  14. Such unique color combinations, so pretty and different. We need to explore out of our safe zone sometimes and try different combinations. TYFS

  15. Love the fun backgrounds for these colorful flowers.

  16. Monica Linerode says:

    Wonderful cards and especially love the backgrounds. Stencil with die cuts is something that intrigues me. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Cyndi Morris says:

    Gorgeous cards. I love this Bellflower set and the colors you chose are wonderful.

  18. Beautiful cards. Such interesting backgrounds on them

  19. Sue Hudson says:

    Your colors are so cool. You’re always an inspiration, thank you so much!

  20. Such creative cards, and i love the way you use unique color families to create eye-catching bellflowers for them. And the way you used ink blending and washi tape rocks! Thanks for all the instruction and inspiration here today!

  21. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    You gave me more great ideas to use my dotted washi tape! Love your cards!

  22. Marisela Delgado says:

    Great choice of colors. Your cards look awesome.

  23. These are some seriously fun and funky cards! Talk about taking the bellflowers to the next level!

  24. Zlatka Kabaivanova says:

    Beautiful cards! I love the backgrounds and the color combinations!

  25. Amy Williams says:

    Very cool cards! I love the striking color combos you used mixed with the backgrounds you created! These are some fabulously fun cards!!!

  26. These cards are standouts — the colors and patterns are fantastic! I also love the backgrounds you created with the washi tape.

    1. Thanks, Donna! My washi is stored in a drawer and I have to remind myself to pull it out because I so enjoy the results when I do. They may need a more visible spot in my craft room!

  27. Unique ,modern and bold !! Just loved how you have created the backgrounds and those flower pop on them .. great color choice !!

  28. Denise K Terry says:

    You patterns and texture layering is so impressive and results in such beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing!

  29. Nancy-Anne Rockwell says:

    I love your colour choices. Way to step outside the box!!

  30. Dee Earnshaw says:

    OH my – love how you are not afraid to use unusual colors on your flowers = thanks for the inspiration

  31. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful set of cards! Love the colors and the dots! The bellflower set is awesome!

  32. Best for last, Amber. Of course you were only going to make magic happen. I’ve always wanted to try mixing my Altenew Crisp Dye inks and I’m glad you showed me that it’s possible to achieve absolutely stunning results.

    1. Aw, thanks, Jaycee! It’s so fun! Definitely give it a try and tag me. I’d love to see your color combos!

  33. Your cards are absolutely stunning! Your backgrounds look fantastic and I love the way you used the different colors in your stamping.

  34. Carrie C. says:

    What fun and beautiful cards! Love these ideas!

  35. Michele W says:

    Great video and fantastic cards! Love the combination of washi tape, ink blending, and stenciling for the backgrounds and the really imaginative colors used for the flowers. Hard to believe you are fairly new to crafting.

    1. Thanks, Michelle! I’m at about 2.5 years with cards and 1 year with my YouTube channel. I still feel new to it, always learning, and trying new things.

  36. I’m glad i saved your post last. you finished my viewing with a bang! those cards are unbelievable. I have to try something similar.

    1. That’s so sweet, Viera! Thank you! I’ve been driving all day and this was a lovely comment to open up!!

  37. Heather Nelson says:

    Funky and fun! Love the unique color combos and backgrounds! Fabulous!

  38. Nana Griffin says:

    So many wonderful color combinations.

  39. Mendy Crumpton says:

    Interesting flower and gorgeous stamp set as usual. I need to grow these. 🙂

  40. Denise Kinsley says:

    Love your bold graphics! Makes me want to step out of my subtle comfort zone. LOL

    1. Yay! That’s why I do this! To inspire others to get creative and try new things! Thanks so much, Denise!

  41. Meghan Kennihan says:

    Wow! These are soooo cool! I love the patterned backgrounds and how you mixed the colors on the stamps! JUST THE COOLEST!

  42. Thank you for sharing your beautiful and inspiring cards, Amber. You always find a great twist in using stamps; great colors as well. Everything works so nicely together without feeling too matched. Very, very well done.

  43. Very unique. The bold colors really work to make 3 wonderful cards.

  44. barbara lassiter says:

    These are colorful and bright, adding dimension to these beautiful cards. What a fun ending to this blog hop. I appreciate seeing all the great inspiration from everyone. Thanks and thanks to Altenew! 🙂

  45. Very cool cards! I really like your “You make me so happy” card… the colors, layout and details are great!

  46. What a creative set of cards!! Love the color mixing idea, and they have turned out awesome! 🙂

  47. Lynn Milewski says:

    I absolutely love your color combinations of your Bell flowers!
    Thank you for sharing!

  48. Such pretty cards! Such creative ideas! Thank you for the inspiration!

  49. Oh my goodness I love your backgrounds!!! Awesome new layering set!

  50. Sweet Sarah says:

    Such fantastic cards! I love everything you did – your use of the washi tape looks great. Colors are awesome!

  51. You’ve added some really cool details to highlight this set

  52. Susan West says:

    Really liked your video. Good technique with the colors

  53. Michelle Sasano says:

    Such unique color combinations. Thank you for sharing.

  54. Lynne Ingram says:

    Best cards of the hop. Love all 3.

  55. susanbcards says:

    I love the new bellflower stamp, and the colors you used here are eye catching and beautiful.

  56. Catherine says:

    Bold and stunning designs!

  57. Nenette Madero says:

    Amber, your cards always make me feel happy <3 Colorful, modern and unique! 🙂

  58. Lynn Dalby says:

    Wow, stunning. Very bold colours and different colour combinations.

  59. Debbie Rumpza says:

    Your cards are always so striking and unique! I love the modern feel to them!